Saturday, December 20, 2008

Euan Uglow

Seriously one of my most favoritest artists ever.





Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm Famous.... Almost



I've been joking with Julia that my 15 minutes of fame might be up. The week before thanksgiving I was on TV, not just any TV, but Park City TV. It was a fun time promoting the show at the Meyer Gallery with the director Tom. That must have lasted 14 minutes and 30 seconds, because yesterday I was able to do a 30 second "interview" on KSL Radio for the Brownstone Gallery opening. Like I said... Almost Famous.

Speaking of famous, at these openings I've been able to meet some of my local heros. I love meeting some of these artists that I've been admiring for years and to find out that they are totally down to earth and just as flattered as I am to find out that people like their work. If you don't know Justin Taylor or J. Kirk Richards check them out for sure.

Anyhoo... Here are a couple paintings, one from Meyer and one from Brownstone.


Friday, December 5, 2008

3 Weeks, 3 Shows

I wanted to say thank you to everyone, especially my supportive family, that came to my art openings week after week after week. I certainly appreciate the moral support and it always makes the place look busier than perhaps it really was. Remember to support your local artists!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Galleries

I thought that I should acknowledge that I've been accepted into two new galleries locally. The first is the Brownstone Gallery in Provo as well as Authentique Gallery in St. George. I'm thrilled to be able to spread my wings a bit and look forward to my work showing there.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Minatures

Here are a few of the paintings that I've done for the upcoming opening at the Alpine Art Gallery.








Friday, November 14, 2008

Springville Religious Show / Meyer Gallery

I love this show because of the diversity that it offers. This is the painting that I submitted and accepted. It is called "Lead Me, Guide Me". The other painting is called "Dancing Clouds" and will be at the Meyer Gallery in Park City as part of a show that I'm participating in.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Herd


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

16X24

I have usually painted on an 18X24, but recently i've fallen in love with this format. What's more is that it changes the ratio from 3X4 to a 2X3... Anyway.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

plein air 2008

I had intended to post these months ago and had forgotten completely. These are from the plein air festival in Midway back in June. Often times I'm not as thrilled about the results of my plein air vs. studio, but I ended up really enjoying both of these.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Painting of the Day

I haven't posted here as often as I should. I know that I've said this before, but I'll try and post a painting at least once a week if not everyday. (eegs... I shouldn't commit to something that requires such a commitment.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

paintings, paintings and more paintings

I've been producing quite a bit of work. The four of these can't be much older than 4 - 5 months. I figure that I can't sell what I don't paint which forces me to produce as much as I can. The top painting is my favorite of this group as I love the muted color scheme as well as the composition of the overlapping cows in the center. Then again, I do love the view of AF Canyon. The lines leading you back to the mouth of the canyon... not to mention the blue shadows of the mountains.... hmm, I guess really I like all four of them.




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Dancing Clouds and Cow with a Barn

Just another post of some paintings



Saturday, October 11, 2008

quote

observer michael kimmelman:

the example of van gogh, who couldn't sell a picture before he shot himself, has given hope to the countless embittered sunday watercolorists. but contrary to what people believe, the neglected genius of posthumous fame is an extreme rarity in the history of art, basically a romantic conceit. things mostly work in the reverse. call it the maratta effect. carlo maratta was perhaps the most famous painter alive in europe in the late 17th century. raise your hand if you have heard of him.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Plein Air

I was able to spend the last couple of weeks painting plein air and boy am I glad to be back in the studio. Don't get me wrong, I had a good time painting flowers at the Thanksgiving Point show, but it took several paintings to feel like I was painting anything worthwhile. This last weekend, Gary and I were able to participate in another plein air festival. This one happened to be up in Midway / Heber and all I can say is that it was beautiful. I actually was satisfied with the work that I produced and let's be honest, I'm pretty darn lucky to go painting with a pro like Gary. The upside is that he is so down to earth and we get along so well. The downside is that everything that I produce looks incredibly amateur in comparison to his. I was seriously exhausted by the end of it all. The controlled temperature and controlled lighting of the studio was just such a nice environment to get back to. I'll post pix as soon as I upload them.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Point Plein Air

I really need to be better at posting. It isn't that I don't have a lot to say, rather it is trying to a: find the words to express myself and b: to find the time to sit down and write it out. I did want to make sure that I gave the 411 on a show happening this next week that I will be able to participate in. It is June 20 - 21 from 10am - 8pm at Thanksgiving Point. I always have a bit of anxiety when it comes to painting plein air because I have found myself painting in studio rather than submitting myself to the elements. On the other hand, I love the idea of the constantly changing light and the challenge of putting something so fluid on canvas. There are a good number of artists participating (some of my local favorites) so I hope that people can find their way out for one of these dates.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring Salon 2008!

So I announced this on the family blog, but I figured that I should put it here as well. I'm thrilled to announce that I got two paintings into the Spring Salon, and placed 2nd overall for one of them. It was a 48"x70" of a field in southern France. I will post it as soon as I can remember to take a picture of it. The other painting was titled "Homestead" and is a painting from just outside of Baker City, OR. I could hardly believe it when I found out.














I wanted to post this particular painting because I painted it as a family portrait before our new son Ben was born. I've titled it family of trees, and it is a representation of me, Julia and our little girl, Rem.





Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's been a while...

I hadn't been able to focus too much in the last week. I had a good reason: I was waiting for Julia to go into labor. Well, the short of it is that we have a healthy son. I feel so very lucky to be able to have such a fantastic family. I've felt so guilty about not working that, it is now time to get back to work.

I did have a great experience at the gallery last week. I took a handful of paintings up to the Meyer Gallery in Park City and within 30 minutes this one with the three herefords had sold. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does it feels FANTABULOUS!

















Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Work!

Here are a few more paintings that are being sent to the galleries. I have spent so much time running errands and doing other necessary things that take my time away from painting. I've just finished one of my paintings that I want to submit for the Springville Salon. I'll post them as soon as I get them photographed. Until then, enjoy!




Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Art for Art and Soup

Here are a few of the paintings that I'll be showing:





Monday, March 10, 2008

Art and Soup 2008

It really is just a wonderful combination. You eat soup and buy art. Anyway, Art and Soup is coming up fast. I'm sure that I will post the paintings that I show there, but I wanted to put this out here and make sure that everybody put this on their calendars. I will be doing the quickdraw on Wednesday evening. It is March 19-20, 2008 at the Sheraton and will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. each day. Tickets for the two day event are $12.00 for lunch & dinner sessions each day. I hope to see you there! Let me know if you have any questions on it.

As well, I want to post a pic of a painting every time that I blog, but this time I couldn't decide. Here is a pair of tan shoes that I did about 1 1/2 years ago. We bought them in Arles, France when we went several years ago. Campers really are the coolest shoes. The second painting is a white barn near Park City that I've painted several times. This particular study ended up turning into a 4'X6'.